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Hi ! my petition of...
Hi ! my petition of brother to brother was deny because I stay in the USA with a working visa and I let it expire . Can I apply for a pardon ?
JA: What is your official status? Do you have any pending applications or petitions with USCIS?
Customer: Before I came to new york in 2002 , I did work for a Church and I had an R1 Visa , which is the VISA that I use to reenter the USA but six month after I was here it expire .
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: I went to see a lawyer and he say that I don't have a chance , that my solution is to get married .
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: well also this lawyer say that he can do is apply for a FIOS which is only to request a copy of the file to immigration and to study my case without any promise of a solution for my case .
Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Immigration Law
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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I came to the states with the visa on the very first time on 1997 on December and I went back to my country in 2000 until 2002 that's when I reenter in New York and I stay here for the pass 15 years . Not I'm not married .
Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq., Immigration Lawyer replied 6 months ago

But do either of your parents have U.S. Lawful Permanent Residency or U.S. Citizenship? If your brother is a U.S. Citizen, he can petition for them. The problem is that the I-601A waiver that you need a brother cannot file it for you. It can only be filed by a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Lawful Permanent spouse or parent.

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Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq., Immigration Lawyer replied 6 months ago

Do either of your parents have U.S. Lawful Permanent Residency or U.S. Citizenship?

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